This is pretty funny. True to life, or totally bogus? Discuss.
The video is promoting a new TV series called Portlandia, a sitcom filmed and set in Portland. It will star Saturday Night Live's Fred Armisen and Sleater-Kinney's Carrie Brownstein. The show is produced by Lorne Michaels, the longtime executive producer of Saturday Night Live.
According to the Oregonian, the pilot episode will include a cameo by Mayor Sam Adams - as an assistant to the mayor.
In September, the producers told the O that it "won't be making fun of Portland":
Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein and the producers of "Portlandia" want to stress that the TV series, which has been filming in town for the past several weeks, won't be making fun of Portland.
Brownstein, who moved here in 2001 from Olympia, says there's no single, simple way to depict Portland.
The image that has taken hold in national media -- of our town as terribly hip and creative -- "even Portlanders find obnoxious," Brownstein says.
We'll see about that. The show debuts on January 21 on the IFC channel.